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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #589
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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16 Feb 2010   #590
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, that should be included in the chipset drivers.

Chipset: Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® Desktop Boards

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...p+Board+DP55WG


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16 Feb 2010   #591
StevenJD

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Steven,

I'm afraid that I'm stumped as well as to why it's not showing up for you.

I have found the answer.

It is due to the fact that my HDD is SATA and my XP disk is old and does not h ave the drivers for SATA. Im told i need to get the drivers from my mobo's website and add additional drivers from a floppy during the windows install screen (F6).


My new question is ... how do i delete the partition i made. I would like to make it bigger.
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16 Feb 2010   #592
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I guess you could check you motherboard manufacturer's website to see if they offer a XP chipset driver for it.

These tutorials will show you how to delete the new partition, then extend your C: drive back into it.

Partition or Volume - Delete

and

Partition or Volume - Extend
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16 Feb 2010   #593
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Good guide, shawn. Thanks a lot!

One small point I came up against that you might want to add to the tute. (This may have been mentioned somewhere in the thread).

1. I'm dual booting win 7 64-bit / xp 64-bit and I didn't realise there was a separate Net Framework for 64-bit. After I d/ld the one you linked, I realised it was 32-bit.

Other than that, it all worked fine.

Thanks again!

mac
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16 Feb 2010   #594
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Mac for pointing this oversight out. It has been corrected.
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17 Feb 2010   #595
blackmenthol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have a question. i'm using windows 7 right now and i'm planning to install windows xp sp3 for the dual boot.

i was wondering what to download for the .net framework the 32-bit or 64-bit, the same goes for the easyBCD.

also, what's the difference if i installed the xp on the same drive of windows 7 or at a different drive? sorry for the many questions..i'm really new to win 7
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17 Feb 2010   #596
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Blackmenthol, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would download the same version that your XP is. As long as you install it on a different partition or drive than Windows 7, then it really makes no difference.
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17 Feb 2010   #597
blackmenthol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i don't know what bit my xp installer is

would something bad happen if i accidentally installed a different bit?
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17 Feb 2010   #598
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. After you install XP, you can check to see below what it is.

How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system

Quote:
Windows XP

If you have Windows XP, there are two methods to determine whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version. If one does not work, try the other.

Method 1: View System Properties in Control Panel
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Click the General tab. The operating system is displayed as follows:
    • For a 64-bit version operating system: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version < Year> appears under System.
    • For a 32-bit version operating system: Windows XP Professional Version <Year> appears under System.
    Note <Year> is a placeholder for a year.
Method 2: View System Information window
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type winmsd.exe, and then click OK.
  3. When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, locate Processor under Item in the details pane. Note the value.
    • If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of Windows.
    • If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with ia64 or AMD64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows.
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17 Feb 2010   #599
blackmenthol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay, thanks a lot. will post again after i installed xp
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